This new collaboration has two core aims. Firstly it ensures LCCM students perform and practice on the same kit used by professional musicians and secondly it will enable LCCM to hold regular master classes and clinics with TAMA or Zildjian artists.

The equipment includes seven Starclassic Maple Kits, TAMA Star Walnut Kit, five S.L.P Snares, three Starphonic Snares and cymbals of K Custom, A Custom and Avedis A series. The drum kits and cymbals provided for LCCM represent the high-end lines of the brands and are widely recognized as such by top music industry professionals including Pete Ray Biggin from Level 42 and Eddy Thrower from Lower Than Atlantis.

The significant investment into new facilities and equipment at LCCM will help students to develop and refine their musical skills to become the pro-players and great artists of the future.

Ian Aguado-Bush, Product Manager at TAMA and Zildjian said: “We recognise LCCM as one of the leading and progressive music institutions in London. TAMA and Zildjian has always been focused on education, which is why we are very proud to be partnered with LCCM, where students can play and experience our very top level of drum kit. We believe that the college will benefit from advanced learning with the new equipment provided.”

LCCM offers several drum courses including its BMus (Hons) Music Performance and Production, where drummers can study Music Production alongside their drum lessons.

“We are dedicated to nurturing the professional development of our students at LCCM. We want to ensure that every person who studies with us gets the knowledge, skills and networks they need to build the career in music they want. Our students and teachers have applauded the new partnerships with TAMA and Zildjian for helping to take the kit and facilities at LCCM to the next level,” said Richard Brook, Subject Leader for Drums at the London College of Creative Media.

“The mission of our partnership is to provide professional instruments and support for LCCM students. We think that this collaboration fulfils the needs of the college and gives the students tools to deepen their learning and growth in the classroom, and on their own in the practice room,” commented Bob Wiczling, International Marketing Manager at Avedis Zildjian Co.